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, if john boehner and mitch mcconnell think that they can come up with a plan that somehow meets their criteria that they've set for why they will -- when they will raise the debt ceiling, they're free to go ahead and try. but the proposals that they've put forward in order to accomplish that -- only by cutting spending -- means cuts to things like medicare and education that the american people profoundly reject. now, if they think that they can get that through congress, then they're free to try. but i think that a better way of doing this is go ahead and say, we're going to pay our bills. the question now is how do we actually get our deficit in a manageable, sustainable way? and that's a conversation i'm happy to have. all right. matt spetalnick. >> thank you, sir. you've spoken extensively about the debt ceiling debate, but some republicans have further said that they're willing to allow a government shutdown to take place rather than put off deep spending cuts. are you prepared to allow the government to grind to a halt if you disagree with the spending cut proposals they p
setting up a few nominations which i know will be viewed with grace. charles hagal for defense. john brennan of virginia. there you go. thank you very much everybody. i can get you one. this is a nice one. that is yours. >> c-span's 2013 inaugural coverage continues. we're going to take you to a couple of balls. a couple of sizable balls over at the washington, d.c. convention center. the inaugural ball and commander in chief ball. first we vect to hear from vice president biden. we hope to begin with the vice president's comments coming up shortly which everything running a little bit late because of the parade earlier today. we showed you the very end of the ceremony at the capitol. at least 1 million people were on the national mall for the president's swearing in ceremony. if the figure is accurate it would put the attendance up 55% of the 2009 crowd. >> 8800 marnlers and 60 units, here's a look look. [indiscernible] ladies and gentleman, a pershing -- approachg the presidential reviewing stand, the president of the united states. the vice-president of the united states, joe bide
the honorable louie gohmert to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend andrew walton, capitol hill presbyterian church, washington, d.c. the chaplain: let us pray. god of light and life, we give thanks for the gift of the day. a day which stands on the threshold of possibility and potential for the presence and power of love. love ensconced in every human at creation. love, which we are called to share with one another, as well as with creation itself. as we begin a historic weekend of service, celebration, and inauguration, fill us with your creative imagination to find our way to reconciliation where there is separation. to mercy where there is judgment. and to peace where there is violence. hold each of us, our leaders, our nation, and our earth in your eternal care. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rul
of independence was signed, virginia statesman john page wrote to thomas jefferson -- we know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong. do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?'' much time has passed since jefferson arrived for his inauguration. the years and changes accumulate. but the themes of this day he would know -- our nation's grand story of courage and its simple dream of dignity. we are not this story's author, who fills time and eternity with his purpose. yet his purpose is achieved in our duty, and our duty is fulfilled in service to one another. never tiring, never yielding, never finishing, we renew that purpose today, to make our country more just and generous, to affirm the dignity of our lives and every life. this work continues. this story goes on. and an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm. god bless you all, and god bless america. >> up next, senate historian don ritchie gave a historical perspective on inaugurations describing how various treated -- and that we will show presidential inauguratio
president and his wife with mrs. john eisenhower, with the nixon's children. even a solemn ceremony could not dispel the tumor -- humor of black eyes. and chief justice earl warren. and mrs. warren. former president hoover. a senator and his wife, along with members of the joint inaugural committee. as the president and his wife leave, they go to the reviewing stand in front of the white house. down pennsylvania avenue, the inaugural parade is led by a platoon of washington d.c. motorcycle police. the president, in an open car, waving to them all, the thousands who lined the parade route. as the parade approaches the treasury building, they turn up a street. the president and his wife are followed by the vice president and pat nixon. >> harry truman was inaugurated as the 33rd president. he had already served as president since 1945. as vice presidents, he took office after the death of fdr. this was televised live to the nation. it is coverage of the event from universal newsreels. this is about 20 minutes. >> inauguration day, washington, 1949. the biggest inaugural in united states his
and maney -- mamie are followed by the vice president and pat nixon. >> now john f. kennedy's 1961 and not duration as the country 's 35th president. the day before us to be sworn in in, a snowstorm hit washington d.c., almost causing it to be canceled. according to an accounting of the storm, eight inches of snow fell and caused the most rippling traffic jam for its time. hundreds of cars were in ruins, thousands of cars were abandoned. employees were to play the parade route and the event went on this land. here is the swearing in and speech of that year, about 15 minutes. >> i johnson its chair kennedy do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. [applause] >> vice president johnson, mr. speaker, mr. chief justice, president eisenhower, vice president nixon, president truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens, we observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom -- symbolizing an end as well as a
of the united states john g roberts junior. everyone please rise. who will administer the presidential oath of office. everyone please rise. >> raise your right hand and repeat after me -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- the united states -- >> the office of president of the united states -- >> and will, to the best of my -- ability -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- the constitution of the united states united states -- >> so help me god. president. [applause] ♪ ♪ [hail to the chief] ♪ ♪ [cannon fire] [21-guin salute] [21-gun salute] >> ladies and gentlemen, it is my great privilege and distinct honor to introduce the 44th president of the united states of america, barack h. obama. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. >> vice president biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens -- each time we gather to inaugurate a president we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constituti
] ♪ ♪ [chanting "obama"] >> ladies and gentlemen, dr. jill biden accompanied by mrs. john boehner, deputy clerk of the house of representatives, robert reeves. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama accompanied by the clerk of house of representatives -- [inaudible] [applause] ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the united states, joseph r. biden, accompanied by inaugural coordinator for the joint congressional committee on inaugural procedures, the sergeant at arms, the house that the sergeant at arms, said a majority leader harry reid, and house democratic leader, nancy pelosi. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama accompanied by the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, sergeant at arms terence at jenner, the house sergeant at arms, pulte irving, senator charles schumer, senator lamar alexander, the speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner, senate majority leader harry reid, and it said it -- and house democratic leader nancy pelosi
of the house, john boehner to the podium to present the official flags. [applause] >> center, thank you. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the old hall of the house. the people's representatives met in this chamber over five decades prior to the civil war. the acoustics were terrible. you could not hear anything. it was a mess. it was also at a time when our leaders were not hearing each other all that well to begin with. here it is a century and a half and many architectural improvements later, we gather in the old hall to better hear one another. we do so amid the rituals and symbols of unity, none more important than our flag. the spring of 1813 ordered a flag to be flown over the entrance to baltimore harbor. it should be so large, he said, that the british will have no difficulty in seeing it from a distance. for such an enormous banner, a mother and daughter team had to stitch together overlapping strips of will to make the product whole. from many, one. a grand flag was born, and not on after that eight anthem to go with it. today, whenever we hear it snapping in the wind, it gives us pro
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